So...what have we learned from the much-hyped End of the World That Didn't Happen yesterday? That people are gullible and willing to believe anyone with the cash to convince them? That religions are evil and useless?
My sincere hope for the world is that we all learned one major, Earth-shattering revelation that has nothing to do with seven seals or four horsemen. My hope is that we as a world learned only this:
Only mankind will ever bring about the end of the world.
God will never, EVER end the world, and I say the Bible, The Torah, the Koran, and every single religious writing in the world Guarantees It, for one reason and one reason only.
Every book of Judeo-Christian origin is based the writings of the Old Testament, and in it, in Exodus 3:14, Moses asks God who he is. God replies I Am Who Am, or Ehyeh asher Ehyeh if Wikipedia is correct. It means God is everything. Ask any Judeo-Christian follower, no matter where they live, how long they've practiced, or what they believe, they'll say God is Everything. It's what we're first taught about God. God is Everything. The Infinite. All-inclusive. I could go on with Biblical references but frankly I don't want to take the time to look 'em up.
God is Infinite. The end-all be-all. Guess what? That means there is nothing UNGodly. God is the good AND the bad. The sinners AND the saints. God is Everything. Everything includes Every One of Us, therefore, God is Every One of Us.
Hopefully you've got that by now.
How does that guarantee that God would never end the world? Because God can't end something infinite. God is eternal. God goes on forever. You can't cut out half of eternity any more than you can divide God in half. You can't remove the "UnGod" like parts of God, because there are none. God is Everything. God is Every One of Us.
Please pass this on to everyone you know. Please. This is the most important message the human race can ever hear. The Mayans can't predict the end of the world. God won't come again to judge the living and the dead, because that would mean God would come to judge God. It just can't happen. The only thing that can destroy the world is our own lack of recognition that we are all a part of an infinite, universal, eternal connection. Yes our bodies die, and yes we don't know for sure what happens after we die, but we do know that for every death there is a birth. Trees regrow their leaves every year. Seeds fall and become plants. Life goes on eternally, as it always has, and as it always will. Even as the universe expands to its breaking point, we know it will collapse and begin again.
We go on. Unless we, as a collective connection of human beings, decide not to. Unless we decide to ignore messages from our own bodies, our own planet, our children, our conscience, or our friends. We can chose to destroy the planet, or at least alter it so dramatically as to make it unrecognizable. Or we can chose to evolve this planet, beyond the beauty it holds today into something even more spectacular.
But we need to get beyond the idea of separation. It's all around us - it's how we judge ourselves against others, and it's literally killing us. Republican or Democrat. American or European. Man or woman. White or Black. Muslim or Jew. Us or God.
It's got to end. There is only life. There is only us. There is only God. We can see this - I know we can. It's there, right in front of us. We CAN heal the world, solve world hunger and bring world peace.
We have that power. But only if we recognize God is Everyone of Us. Every One of Us is God.
We are eternal.
P.S. For those atheists out there who dismiss the notion of God at all, I understand completely. Simply reread the post again, and substitute LIFE for the word GOD. It still makes sense.
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